Prescribed burn at Cleland National Park

Date posted: 31 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Cleland National Park on Wednesday 1 November 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12pm and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Wednesday 1 November 2023.
  • The area to be burnt is 21.1 hectares adjacent the southern boundary of Cleland Wildlife Park.
  • This burn aims to reduce the risks of bushfire impacting on the surrounding areas, including Cleland Wildlife Park.
  • Cleland Wildlife Park is likely to be impacted by smoke.
  • Mount Lofty Summit Trail will remain open to walkers but will be impacted by smoke.
  • Steub Trail and Mount Lofty Summit Trail will remain open during the duration of the burn. Walkers will need to be aware of vehicles and fire crews traversing the fire tracks nearby.
  • ETSA Spur Track, Bilba Track and Perimeter Track will be closed to public while burn activities occur.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWS SA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land. Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice if conditions change.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.